Composite Materials Fabrication

Author: John Wanberg
Publisher: Wolfgang Productions
ISBN: 1935828665
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Transportation

Composite Fabrication Handbook #3 continues this practical, hands-on series on composites with helpful how-to projects that cover a variety of topics geared toward assisting home-builders in completing their composite projects. Handbook #3 starts off where Handbook #2 ended, expanding on mold-making techniques including special methods for creating molds and composite copies of existing parts, fabricating molds from clay models, and making advanced mold systems using computer modeling software. Several alternative methods of fabricating one-off parts are presented in this book, including molding over frameworks and human forms, as well as using stock composites to build simple structures. Hands-on projects include an automotive body panel, (formed by using an existing panel to make the mold), a camper shell, and a hollow-body guitar. Composite repairs are also covered in this book, along with a primer on computer-aided analysis of composites structures and an inside look at how professional fabricators build high tech composite parts for aerospace, racing and the sports industries. Composite Materials handbook #3 demonstrates advanced mold making techniques, including the use of routers and CNC machines in the making of molds. The use of silicone-compression molds, to form complex shapes, is also included. This is the book for anyone who’s ready to advance beyond the methods and projects presented in Handbooks #1 and #2. Like those two books, this one documents a variety of projects that can be duplicated in your shop or garage. Take your composite fabrication skills to the next level with Composite Materials Handbook #3.

Fiberglass Repair and Construction Handbook

Author: Jack Wiley
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0830627790
Release Date: 1988-05-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Describes the characteristics of fiberglass, introduces the necessary tools and materials, and demonstrates repair and building techniques

Canoe and Kayak Building the Light and Easy Way

Author: Sam Rizzetta
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071597364
Release Date: 2009-05-31
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

The first quick-and-easy composite construction method for canoes and kayaks This book is certain to appeal to any paddler with a DIY bent. Master craftsman Sam Rizzetta presents three attractive innovations: a new building method that makes Kevlar and carbon-fiber boats cheap and feasible for home builders; an ergonomically designed canoe that makes paddling easier and more comfortable; and a foam-flotation installation method that makes canoes and kayaks safe and unsinkable.

1969 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429

Author: Daniel Burrill
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 9781613253168
Release Date: 2017-07-17
Genre: Transportation

Not to be outdone by Chrysler, Ford had to build and field its own race-duty big-block to compete with the 426 Hemi in drag and stock car racing. In competition trim, the Boss 429 powered Ford and Mercury stock cars to victory in NASCAR and the Mustang to many wins in drag racing. With this exclusive racing pedigree, the Boss 429 is among the most valuable and rare Mustangs ever built. The project was the brainchild of Bunkie Knudsen, noted stylist Larry Shinoda, and other talented Ford personnel. The semi-hemi Boss 429 was so large, it couldn't fit in the small Mustang, so Kar-Kraft, a specialty car builder, had to shoehorn the engine into the compact Mustang fastback. Author Dan Burrill gives you the straight story on the Boss 429, its special equipment, 429 engine, 4-speed Toploader transmission, interior appointments, paint codes, and options. Also featured is the exciting story of developing this monumental engine, engineering the components and parts to fit the engine and chassis, and assembling the cars. Each volume in the In Detail Series provides an introduction and historical overview, an explanation of the design and concepts involved in creating the car, a look at marketing and promotion, an in-depth study of all hardware and available options, and an examination of where the car is on the market today. Also included are paint and option codes, VIN and build tag decoders, as well as production numbers. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial}

Composite Materials

Author: John Wanberg
Publisher: Wolfgang Productions
ISBN: 1929133367
Release Date: 2014-08-27
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Detailed photos lead the reader through a detailed how-to sequence. From making the mold, to cutting the fabric, and finishing the part. Projects include everything from fabricating speaker enclosures to hood scoops and cell-phone cases.

Working with Fiberglass

Author: Jack Wiley
Publisher:
ISBN: 0830607390
Release Date: 1986-01-01
Genre: Alexandria (Egypt)

"Alexandria, Egypt. Anika and Zaphira are sitting at a seafront cafe. Suddenly, there is a huge explosion which knocks them over and changes their lives for ever. Both teenage girls learn a lot about each other as they struggle to survive, and to understand what has happened and why. And their combined strength is a surprise to the men they come up against..." -- Cover.

High Performance Subaru Builder s Guide

Author: Jeff Zurschmeide
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 9781932494518
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Transportation

Now more than ever, Subaru fanatics have a wealth of factory and aftermarket performance upgrades at their disposal. In High-Performance Subaru Builder's Guide, author Jeff Zurschmeide explains in detail the similarities and differences between the Subaru models, and describes how to modify each for performance on the street and at the track. He uses over 300 color photos to show you how to modify your Impreza, Legacy, WRX, or STI for improved acceleration, handling, braking, and style. The book provides detailed chapters explaining how to modify the intake, exhaust, turbocharger, and computer systems for more horsepower and torque--plus info on upgrading your drivetrain to handle all that power. If taking corners is your thing, you'll find chapters on the suspension, steering, chassis, brakes, and wheels and tires. A special chapter even shows you how to get started in your favorite type of racing, including examples of successful racers and their cars.

Automotive Upholstery Handbook

Author: Don Taylor
Publisher: California Bill's Automotive Handbooks
ISBN: 1931128006
Release Date: 2001-11-02
Genre: Transportation

In this revised edition, learn to make and install complete interiors in your car, truck or van. The author teaches you how to sew like an expert, and avoid costly mistakes. Learn to recover and build bench bucket seats, make headliners and carpets, plus how to build boat seats from scratch. Materials are described with specific recommendations for vinyl, cloth, velvet, leather, Nimbus, panel board, etc. Indispensable for anyone interested in upholstery.

Glassfibre Handbook

Author: R H Warring
Publisher: Chris Lloyd Sales & Marketing
ISBN: 0852428200
Release Date: 2002-04-18
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

This prime reference book on glassfibe materials and techniques includes information on methods and material, and covers models, boats, cars and all types of group work.

Building Your Kevlar Canoe

Author: James Moran
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0070430365
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Kevlar is a strong (40% stronger than fiberglass) material, perfect for building light-weight (35 pounds for a 17-foot canoe), fast, maintenance-free canoes. The only problem with Kevlar canoes is their cost--$2,000 or more. With this book, the most inexperienced home builder can turn out a handsome canoe for an investment of about $600 and a few weekends. The principal tools needed are a sharp pair of scissors and a $5 hand plane--and the method is astonishingly easy and forgiving. Featured are designs for a stable family canoe, a solo canoe, and a wilderness tripper, any of which can be built right from this book.

Powder Coating

Author: Jeff Zurschmeide
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 9781613251423
Release Date: 2015-02-16
Genre: Transportation

Most metals, including steel, cast iron, and aluminum can be powder coated. With powder coating, these parts look brilliant and don't rust, corrode, or deteriorate. Powder coating is an attractive, tough, and resilient finish that is used to protect and preserve metals. Experienced powder-coating specialist and seasoned author Jeff Zurschmeide explains the process, principles, and options, so you can powder coat all your favorite parts and components. More durable than paint, many car owners choose to powder coat frame, suspension, and other parts to withstand extreme conditions and the elements. Zurschmeide profiles all the equipment, supplies, and popular kits required for powder coating parts. He explains how to set up and ventilate your workshop for powder coating. He then shows you how to properly clean the part (which includes chemical strippers, wire brushes, media blasting, and sanding media) spray with a media gun, and then cure with heat. He compares and contrasts several popular kits and explains how they function and perform. A wide range of powders and powder-coating chemicals are available, and he explains the attributes of each, and what to expect for results. Powder coating at home is safe, affordable, and easy to do with the right information. Moreover, powder coating has a number of applications, including automotive, motorsports, household, and more. While powder coating has had limited coverage in several other books, this book is dedicated to the process and this is the authoritative guide that covers equipment, products, and the process from beginning to end.

Competition Engine Building

Author: John Baechtel
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 9781934709627
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Transportation

Authored by veteran author John Baechtel, COMPETITION ENGINE BUILDING stands alone as a premier guide for enthusiasts and students of the racing engine. It will also find favor as a reference guide for experienced professionals for years to come.